The founder and owner of the internet platform from Germany Wein-Plus and entrepreneur in the IT sector Utz Graafmann (* 1961) completed his studies in Dortmund at the age of 21 as a graduate computer scientist. He then founded APRIS GmbH in Gelsenkirchen, a system house for general practitioners, with whom he moved to Erlangen in 1987. His passion for wine, his experience as an entrepreneur and his interest in the new possibilities of the internet at that time led to the founding of the internet platform or wine network Wein-Plus in 1998. Initially, Graafmann both companies in parallel as managing owner. Over the years he concentrated increasingly on Wein-Plus until in 2007 he sold APRIS GmbH to two successors after 25 years. Since then he has devoted himself to 100% Wein-Plus .